ORGANIZING PARTNERS
ORGANIZING PARTNER /// PROPARCO
PROPARCO, AFD’s subsidiary dedicated to private investment, promotes private investment in emerging and developing countries in order to boost growth, promote sustainable development and reach the Millennium Development Goals. Its financing is tailored to the specific needs of investors in the productive sector, financial systems, infrastructure and private equity investment.
Proparco Website
ORGANIZING PARTNER /// POWER AFRICA
Launched in 2013, Power Africa is a US Government-led partnership to provide energy access for those in sub-Saharan Africa who currently lack it-- a tally of over 600 million people. Power Africa aims to facilitate 30,000 megawatts and 60 million connections by 2030, leveraging public and private sector partnerships to achieve those goals. To date, Power Africa has assisted with the financial close of over 5,000 megawatts and 3 million new connections, benefitting 15 million people.
Power Africa Website
Power Africa Video
SUPPORTING PARTNERS
SUPPORTING PARTNER /// SOLARPOWER EUROPE
SolarPower Europe, the new EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association), is a member-led association representing organisations active along the whole value chain. Our aim is to shape the regulatory environment and enhance business opportunities for solar power in Europe.
SolarPower Europe Website
SUPPORTING PARTNER /// RECP
The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) is a multi-donor programme that supports the development of markets for renewable energy in Africa. It was launched by more than 35 African and European Ministers and Commissioners under the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP). By catalysing the development of African renewable energy markets.
RECP Website
 
OFFICIAL NEWSWIRE
OFFICIAL NEWSWIRE /// APO GROUP
APO (formerly known as African Press Organization) owns and manages Africa Wire® and MENA Wire®, the press release distribution services dedicated to Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2007, APO is the sole press release wire in Africa, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa and the Middle East. With headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, APO owns a media database of over 250,000 contacts in media and online news. APO offers a complete range of media relations tools such as press release wire and monitoring services - Africa Wire® and MENA Wire®-, online press conferences, interactive webcasts, media interactions, strategic advice, public diplomacy, government relations, events promotion and management, TV production and distribution, crisis communication, surveys and Twitter Q&A.
APO provides free services to African journalists, innovative communications products to communication agencies, companies, governments, and supports many international institutions and NGOs in their strategic communications.
APO GROUP Website
 
MEDIAPARTNERS
MEDIAPARTNER /// ETHICAL MARKETS
40 Years of Foresight, Insight and Integrity

“Ethical Markets Media is a micro-multinational social enterprise with the mission of reforming markets and metrics while helping accelerate and track the transition to the green economy worldwide with the Green Transition Scoreboard®, Ethical Biomimicry Finance®, Transforming Finance TV Series. Research and daily news at www.ethicalmarkets.com.”
MEDIAPARTNER /// ASPIRE AFRICA
Aspire Africa is a digital platform committed to promoting African synergy!
The publication profiles CEO’s, entrepreneurs, and innovative companies to discuss business strategy, trends, leadership and growth opportunities covering African achievement.
Aspire Africa Website
MEDIAPARTNER /// SUN-CONNECT
Sun-Connect News is the leading news platform for the off-grid industry. We provide news, articles, company and country information as well as background information for the off-grid industry worldwide.
The target audience includes solar firms, micro-credit organizations, NGOs, and state facilities in developing and emerging nations. Sun-Connect News is provided by Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy Foundation and edited by Harald Schützeichel.
Sun-Connect Website
MEDIAPARTNER /// MESIA
MESIA is the largest solar trade association in the Middle East and North Africa region. Established in 2009, the association represents over 150 international and local organizations including investors, installers, manufacturers, law firms, consultants, policymakers and banks. MESIA is headquartered in Dubai, UAE and carries out solar-related activities and programs across the MENA region. Its regional coverage stretches from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, with over 10,000 subscribers. Over the past 8 years, MESIA has organized over 90 industry events focused on strengthening the footprint of solar energy in our region, including trade missions in Egypt, Pakistan and Jordan. Along the way, MESIA has won several prestigious awards and had been recognized by leading government authorities across the MENA region. MESIA also publishes industry-leading reports which have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the FT.
MESIA Website